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As I mentioned, one of the fun things I did in Florida last month was to take an airboat ride on the St. John River. The tour company took us to the Lone Cabbage Fish Camp for our adventure.
Lone Cabbage is a quirky place - when I told my uncle I had been there, he exclaimed, "That's real cracker stuff!" and my cousins told me Lone Cabbage was an infamous part of Florida history. ("Cracker" by the way, refers to the old Florida tradition of herding cattle through the sawgrass and palmetto by cracking whips, since you didn't have the open plains of the Old West to drive your cattle by sight.)
Lone Cabbage Fish Camp started as a fishing camp, named for the single cabbage palm at its original site. Now it is the most famous "dive" bar ("dive" as in questionable reputation, not as in scuba diving) in central Florida.
Its location halfway between Cocoa and Orlando has made it a convenient stop for motorcyclists and travelers, and its position on the St John River (really more of a shallow lake than a river) has drawn the airboating crowd.
They have a bar, a kitchen, and entertainment on the weekends, including live music on the "stage" and dancing on the concrete slab floor.
What more could you ask for, you say? How about deep-fried alligator nuggets? Yum, yum!